Maintaining a sustained decline, India has recorded 16,504 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours

This has led to a fall in the active caseload and it stands at 2,43,953 on Monday. The share of Active Cases in the total Positive Cases has further compressed to merely 2.36 percent of the cumulative caseload.

“The decline in daily cases has ensured a consistent fall in the Active Caseload. A net decline of 3,267cases has been recorded in the total active cases in the last 24 hours,” the Ministry of Health and Family Affairs said in a statement.

Of the total active cases recorded, 83.90 percent of the new cases are concentrated in 10 States and Union Territories.

Kerala reported the maximum daily new cases numbering 4,600 in the last 24 hours followed by Maharashtra which recorded 3,282 new cases while West Bengal reported 896 new cases.

Further, the Health Ministry noted that India’s total cumulative tests have crossed 17.5 crores and now stand at 17,56, 35, 761. 7,35,978 samples were tested in the last 24 hours, it said.

India’s testing infrastructure has seen a significant boost with 2,299 labs across the country.

“Higher testing has led to a further decline in the cumulative positivity rate (5.89%),” the statement read.

About the recoveries, the ministry said the rising recoveries and decline in daily new cases have led to India’s cumulative recoveries are moving closer to 1 Crore. The total recovered cases stand at 99,46,867 translating the recovery rate to 96.19 percent.

Of the 19,557cases recovered in the last 24 hours, 76.76 percent are observed to be concentrated in 10 States/Union Territories.

Kerala has reported the maximum number of single-day recoveries with 4,668 recoveries followed by Maharashtra with 2,064 new recoveries. West Bengal recorded another 1,432 daily recoveries.

In the last 24 hours, 214 case fatalities have been reported and 77.57 percent are from 10 states and Union Territories.

The Health Ministry noted that 16.35 percent of the new fatalities are reported from Maharashtra with 35 deaths. West Bengal and Kerala follow with 26 and 25 new deaths, respectively.